Reports of Lexus launching a seven-seat crossover have been circulating for several years now, and now, with the success of other luxury automakers doing it, it has been reported that Lexus may be giving it an honest shot, sooner than later. We will probably find out when the third-generation is released in a couple years.
The Lexus GX SUV is based on the rugged platform underpinning more serious off-roaders like the Toyota 4Runner and FJ Cruiser, and has remained so for the past two generations. With a smaller crossover, Lexus would adopt a car-like unibody platform that would be generally pleasing.
“There is a potential that at some point, when we replace the GX, we can have a car-based SUV,” Mark Templin, Lexus’ US sales manager, told media. He also the source to reveal that Lexus was contemplating switching the GX to a crossover platform for years but resisted due to its current popularity.
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